Malaysia

Sabah to get 25 KR1M, says official

November 05, 2012

Prime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) launches the inaugural KR1M in Petaling Jaya, August 21, 2011. — File picPrime Minister Datuk Seri Najib Razak (centre) launches the inaugural KR1M in Petaling Jaya, August 21, 2011. — File picKOTA KINABALU, Nov 5 — A total 25 1 Malaysia People’s Shop (KR1M) will be opened in Sabah next year, said Sabah Minister of Community Development and Consumer Affairs Azizah Mohd Dun, today.

She said, the move was to ensure the people would benefit from the government’s approach to standardise the prices of goods in the country.

“The opening of KR1M is not only to sell goods at the same price as that in peninsular Malaysia, but also lower compared to supermarkets and retail shops by up to 50 per cent,” she told reporters after visiting the KR1M Inanam, near here, which was opened in June.

After Inanam, Tuaran became the second district to open KR1M on November 1.

According to Azizah, KR1M Inanam was very well received and capable of sales of up to RM24,000 a day.

She also said the opening of KR1M in Sabah gave the opportunity to small and medium industries (SMI) to market their products and boost the socio-economy of the people. — Bernama